Tata Steel / Round 4 – - – Anand ! !
by National Life Master Loal Davis
When is the last time that the World’s #2 rated player (in this case Levon Aronian) was taken out in a mere 23 moves by someone playing the Black pieces?
That is what Anand did today – it was a sparkling diamond of a game.
I predict it will go down as one of the best/fantastic games of all time.
An absolutely flabbergasting performance by the reigning World Champion.
Take note: Chess game engines won’t keep up with this game. It is amusing to watch their evaluation (Houdini included) give a plus to White (multiple times) – only to wake up a few moves later (multiple times) and realize they are in the soup. This game is on an entirely different level. I can’t say enough about Anand’s performance in this game. Wow ! !
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